The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System at Fort Bliss, Texas. is developed for the U.S. Agency and produced by (NYSE:LMT). Alpha Battery/4th Artillery Regiment, 11th Artillery Brigade, 32nd Army Air & Command will receive 24 interceptors, three launchers, a THAAD Fire Control and a THAAD radar as part of the initial fielding. In addition, the battery will have logistics support assets, such as the Battery Support Center and Integrated Contractor Support System, as well as the necessary spares for a fielded unit.activated the first battery of the
Full-system fielding is scheduled to begin next year (in 2009) with the Brigade’s A4 Battery. The unit already began receiving the weapon system’s equipment and training on the THAAD equipment is already underway.
THAAD flight testing continues later this year, with two flights scheduled before the end of Fiscal Year 2008 in September and two during FY09, which commences October 1. Since November 2005, the THAAD Weapon System program has conducted seven successful flight tests, including four tests involving the successful intercept of threat representative targets. A production contract for the first two fire units was awarded toin late 2006.